In an effort to deprive myself of even more sleep, I’ve decided to alter somewhat my contribution to Atomic Junk Shop; every so often, I plan to forego the whole column-essay-rant-listicle thing and just draw a cartoon.
In lieu of a real column, here are some procrastination potpourri bits!
Zombies can represent any metaphor of what human kind repels but is unable to escape. This can breed an endless possibility of situations that can test the strength of our heroes. In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to offer zombie movies from across the ocean. ‘The Walking Dead’ may be a cultural phenomenon of apocalyptic proportions but sometimes it’s refreshing to get another perspective of zombies.
Max Allan Collins is one of my favorite mystery writers, and my favorite of all his series, QUARRY, is now a new miniseries on Cinemax. How’d it turn out? Well, hugely different than expected, but in its own way, very cool.
The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will open on Friday November 4; Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme and wielder of both the Eye of Agamotto and the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, brings magic to the previously science-based world of Marvel movies. My favorite thing about Strange is the idea that he’s the guy in the guard tower. He is the one that keeps Earth safe from all the weird psychedelic hell-demons trying to infiltrate our reality and do Bad Stuff. The strip really cooks when it’s about the clash between our normal everyday world and the nameless things lurking in the next dimension over.
I’m a second generation of Trek fan, one of the ones who first saw it in syndication in the 70s. Even today, I’m still an Original Series fan first and foremost. Which is why I’ve been celebrating all year. And this past Saturday, I decided to top off my 2016 Trek celebrations by taking a road trip to see Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour. These sets were originally built for the fan film series ‘Star Trek: New Voyages’ (later known as Phase II) by TOS superfan James Cawley.
Steve Dillon has died at the age of 54, according to his brother, Glyn: Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away …